Bocce Ball Documentary Rolls Out Italian Culture, Community

The film explores the Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce, one of the largest bocce tournaments in North America.

The following documentary, filmed by John Vourlis, appears on iTunes and Amazon. 

Breaking Balls is a 75-minute documentary film about the game the Italians call bocce as viewed through the lens of the 30th Anniversary Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce tournament.

The documentary premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival this past spring, and apart from its lighthearted title, it aims to convey what bocce really is: a cultural tradition, passed down from one generation to the next to bring Italians together.

The Challenge Cup is one of the largest bocce events in North America, and is held every August in Wickliffe, Ohio.

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